Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Upcoming appearances

Here are some upcoming appearances from Bart Mendoza - More TBA soon!:

03/31 Rolando Street Fair @Local Umbrella Media Booth
04/11 Theory Thursday (online)
04/19 The Music Box (as MC)
04/27 Artwalk / Little Italy - solo set
04/28 Earth Day - Moon Stage with True Stories
05/04 Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs with True Stories
05/17 Manhattan Bar with True Stories
06/01 Art Around Adams with Manual Scan
06/08 Riviera Supper Club with True Stories 
07/14 Palapalooza (online program)
12/07 Beatles Fair at Queen Bee with True Stories

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Manual Scan to perform at Art Around Adams June 1

On June 1 Manual Scan will be one of the headliners at this year's Art Around Adams Music and Artwalk Festival! Other band set to perform include The Sleepwalkers, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, The Cherry Bluestorms, Alvino & The Dwells, The Heart Beat Trail, Roger! and many more. 
This is a Free, All Ages Event -- Noon - 8 pm

New Book: Modzines includes Manual Scan

A new book, Modzines: Fanzine Culture From the Mod Revival by Eddie Piller & Steve Rowland is out May 2 - the book includes name checks for many bands of the era including Manual Scan

Friday, February 1, 2019

New San Diego Troubadour Feature: John January & Linda Berry : It Takes Two

Out this month is Bart Mendoza's ninth cover story for The San Diego Troubadour, John January & Linda Berry : It Takes Two. Pick it up on newstands or read it here: 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Manual Scan Set List 01/28/19 The Casbah

On January 28 Manual Scan was part of "The Last Waltz," a special final concert from singer Gary Heffern, best known for his work with legendary San Diego combo, The Penetrators. Heffern was backed by a true all star group that included Ray Brandes (The Tell Tale Hearts, The Shambles) Cindy Lee Berryhill, David Doyle (The Unknowns), David Fleminger (Alvino & The Dwells, Manual Scan), Victor Penalosa (The Phantoms, The Flamin Groovies) and Kevin Ring (Manual Scan). The night also included Manual Scan, The Dils and The Executives for a great night of mod/punk/rock 'n' roll. The night featured the five man version of the band with original members Bart Mendoza, Kevin Ring, David Fleminger joined by Didier Saurez, who drummed for the band in the late 1980's and new keyboardist Josh Weinstein. Of note this time out was the debut of a completely revamped "A Short Spiral" and the unplanned, post set, first time live version of The Shambles song "Change," with Kevin Ring on vocals. Here's what Manual Scan played:

I Can’t Don’t Want To Faster /
Nothing Can Be Everything  /
Fire /
American Way
New Difference /
For Those
Like Wow Wipeout /
She Said It’s Late
In Your Arms /
A Short Spiral /
I Can’t Let Go
Nothing You Can Do /
She’s So Fine /
Innocence Becomes You
Come See Me
Plan Of Action
Encore: Change

Monday, January 21, 2019

January 20 set list: Songwriters Acoustic Nights

Bart Mendoza & David Fleminger performed at Mitch Feingold's "Songwriter's Acoustic Nights" on January 20. The show also featured Lindsay White, Corina Rose and Scott Mathiasen, playing round robin. Here's what Bart & David performed

In Your Arms
You Still Take My Breath Away
Better Days

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1980's Video Find / Bart Mendoza interviewed

A great article on Jay Allen Sanford / The San Diego Reader's find of early 1980's video footage, including The Tell Tale hearts, Manual Scan, The Beat Farmers, The Monroes, NE1, Victim and more! This online version is much longer than what was published in the weekly and includes extensive links, photos and more interviews with performers included in the clips, including Bart Mendoza.

True Stories Special Guests: January 12 2019

True Stories played a two and a half hour set on January 12 at the Riviera Supper Club, with several guests joining in. Lisa Domkat sang "Slow Down," Alicia Previn joined in on "In Your Arms" and "I've Just Seen A Face", while Ariel Levine sang "Mystery Dance."

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Exile on Kettner 12/24 Set List

Exile on Kettner Blvd took place at The Casbah on Christmas Eve, with a packed house and a band that included Andre McKeag (Presidents of the U.S., Dirty Sweet etc.), Joe Guevera (Lady Dottie & The Diamonds), Marc Schroeder (The Loons), Paul Brewin (Ypsitucky, Drip Tank, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Manual Scan), Rick Wilkins (The Outriders, The Nards), George Vidaurri (Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver), Jonny Viau (The Tighten Ups) - Guest singers included Kevin Ring (Manual Scan), Gary Shuffler (Ziggy Shuffledust), TJ Joseph  (Buckfast Superbee), Patric Dennis, Carissa Schroeder and more. Bart Mendoza sang four songs early in the first set plus played congas on one more:

1) It's All Over Now
2) Route 66
3) The Last Time
4) I Wanna Be Your Man
5) Can't You Hear Me Knockin' (congas)

Photo by Kathleen Robles

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A New Holiday Compilation from 91X-FM / Loudspeaker

A free Holiday compilation from 91X Loudspeaker ! Seasonal tunes - Bart Mendoza contributes an exclusive live in studio recording, alongside songs from Red Flag, Louis XIV, Dave Scott, Marie Haddad, Pony Death Ride, Get Back Loretta, Hocus, The Frights, Safety Orange, Jason Lee & The Riptides, MC Flow and more - This also includes Loudspeaker host Tim Pyles reading "The Night Before Christmas" Loudspeaker Holiday Compilation Free Download

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pete Best session on 91X-FM

Tonight! On 91X @ 9:15 "The Pyles Sessions will return to 91X-Fm program Loudspeaker
 with a session from original Beatles drummer Pete Best.
 Recorded at Iacon Sound Studios, the session features Christopher Leyva and Falling Doves,
 with Greg Smith and Bart Mendoza* of True Stories on backing vocals and also *ambient guitar"
Listen to 91X-FM Loudspeaker
Greg Smith makes the final adjustments to Pete's drum kit just prior to recording.
At Beatles Fair the following day (by Matthew Phillips)
Just prior to the set

Friday, December 7, 2018

Wayne Riker Book "50 Years, 50 Bands, 50 Bucks"

Wayne Riker's book "50 Years, 50 Bands, 50 Bucks" has been reissued, in a slightly updated edition. The new version adds two pages detailing Riker receiving the 2017 San Diego Music Awards / Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted at the ceremony by Bart Mendoza, the book includes his introduction as well as a photo of both onstage at the House of Blues. The book also adds the poster image for Riker's award, designed by Mendoza.